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Focus on label markets: Industrial labels

Often unseen to most consumers, this market is a large end use sector and one of the most profitable

The humble industrial label is the unsung hero of the label world. Lacking the hype that goes with primary labels, industrial labels are nonetheless an essential ingredient in keeping the wheels of industry turning worldwide.


While definitions of an industrial label vary, the MarketsandMarkets Institute in 2016 estimated at over four percent the annual growth of the world market for industrial labels. This is reinforced by Finat’s research, which reckons that in Europe, industrial labels are the biggest end-user sector by volume, and also the most profitable. 

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